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Magnani, Anna 1908-1973

Works: 260 works in 870 publications in 7 languages and 7,385 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Motion pictures  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Melodrama  Bibliography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Anna Magnani
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Open city ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot in the still war-torn streets of Rome shortly after the Nazi withdrawal, Roberto Rossellini's Open City is considered his greatest work. Shot on scavenged ends of film, this classic war saga in which members of the Italian resistance try to smuggle badly needed cash out of Nazi-occupied Rome, helped define Italian neorealism. It was so real in fact, that audiences were convinced the actors were amateurs and, even though Federico Fellini has a writing credit, the film was improvised
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )
74 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy
The rose tattoo by Daniel Mann( Visual )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serafina is a Sicillian woman who now lives in the American South. She is mourning the death of her beloved husband, constantly telling herself stories of their time together. Her fragile, emotional existence is shattered when she discovers that her husband had been having an affair. Luckily, Serafina meets truck driver Mangiacavello and their tentative romance may help her through this troubling time
The fugitive kind by Sidney Lumet( Visual )
21 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him. Special edition bonus features include: interview with Sidney Lumet, documentary, three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, and booklet
Roma by Federico Fellini( Visual )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federico Fellini's look at the many layers of Rome-- ancient, his own past, and the present day. A semi-autobiographical, poetic comedy-drama film
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and Italian and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paisan: Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances
Bellissima by Luchino Visconti( Visual )
50 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maddalena Cecconi glaubt, ihre kleine Tochter Maria sei zum Filmstar berufen und hofft, mit der Karriere der Kleinen zu einem glanzvollen Leben aufsteigen zu können
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
46 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )
28 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Camilla is the leading star of a commedia dell'arte troupe touring colonial Peru in the early 18th century. The actors arrive on the same boat that transports the new golden coach of the Viceroy. Camilla has to dally with her three lovers-- Felipe, a young officer, a suave Viceroy, and Ramon a bullfighter. Each man desires Camilla for different purposes
Jean Renoir's The golden coach ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eighteenth-century comic fantasy about a viceroy in Central America who receives a golden coach and gives it to the star of a touring commedia dell'arte company. Shot and released simultaneously in English, French, and Italian language versions; Renoir was said to prefer this English language version of the three
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and in rapid succession directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice
L'Amore by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
19 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents two episodes. In the first part, a woman talks on the phone to the man who has forsaken her. In the second part, a peasant woman is seduced and is convinced she will give birth to a new Messiah
The secret of Santa Vittoria ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drunken buffoon (Anthony Quinn) is elected as mayor a small Italian village that must hide its one million bottles of wine from the occupying Nazis
Rom, offene Stadt ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in German and Multiple languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Aktivitäten, die Verfolgung und das grausame Ende einer italienischen Widerstandsgruppe zur Zeit der deutschen Besatzung Roms (1944). Im Mittelpunkt die Schicksale eines in einer illegalen Druckerei beschäftigten Arbeiters und eines Priesters, der ihm und anderen Verfolgten Schutz gewährt. Der Film wurde noch während des Krieges konzipiert und beruft sich auf historisch belegte Begebenheiten. Rossellini inszenierte mit persönlichem, spontanem Engagement in dokumentarischem Stil. Ein Zeugnis der Zeitgeschichte - und ein Meilenstein der Filmgeschichte, der den italienischen "Neorealismus" weltweit berühmt machte
The miracle ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in Italian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious woman, tending goats on a hillside, decides that life is worthless. A stranger, whom she identifies as St. Joseph, appears to her. Through this stranger, a series of events take place which lead the woman to a dramatic and enlightening understanding at the conclusion of the story
Roma, cittá aperta Rome ville ouverte by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Témoignage brut et sans concession de la résistance du peuple romain face à l'occupant allemand, Rome ville ouverte est animé d'un souci d'authenticité rarement atteint par le septième art. S'inspirant de faits réels, tourné à chaud dans un style documentaire débarrassé des oripeaux mélodramatiques traditionnels, le chef-d'œuvre de Rossellini est considéré à juste titre comme le premier film "néo-réaliste", ouvrant la voie à un des courants majeurs du cinéma mondial
Rome, open city Roma, citta aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
17 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Don Morosi, a priest and Resistance worker shot by the Germans in wartime Rome
Citta aperta open city ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rossellini's classic is representative of neo-realistic cinema. The story takes place in Rome during the Nazi occupation where a priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS
Teresa Venerdì by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story about a young physician working in an orphanage who finds himself innocently involved with three women. What unfolds is a hilarious comedy filled with action, intrique and jealousy
Roma ciudad abierta ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in Spanish and Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La ciudad de Roma está ocupada por los nazis, y la Gestapo sólo piensa en arrestar a Manfredi, miembro del Comité Nacional de Liberación. Annie Marie ofrece refugio en su casa a Manfredi y a alguno de sus compañeros, pero son descubiertos y los alemanes rodean la casa en la que se esconde el líder de la resistencia y sus camaradas
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Magnaniová, Anna 1908-1973
Mani︠a︡ni, Ana 1908-1973
Maniani, Anna 1908-1973
Manʹi︠a︡ni, Hanna 1908-1973
Manjani, Ana 1908-1973
Manyani, Anah 1908-1973
Manyani, Anna 1908-1973
Nannarella 1908-1973
Μανιάνι, Αννα, 1908-1973
Магнани, Анна 1908-1973
Маньяни, Анна 1908-1973
Маньяні, Анна 1908-1973
Маньяні, Ганна 1908-1973
Маняни, Ана 1908-1973
Мањани, Ана 1908-1973
מניאני, אנה 1908-1973
Italian (304)
English (76)
German (43)
French (18)
Spanish (17)
Multiple languages (7)
Japanese (1)